Among the revelations of the contemporary scene, Batia Suter has just been nominated for the Deutsche Börse 2018, one of the most important award in european photography.
Swiss-born, Amsterdam based artist Batia Suter (b. 1967) studied at the art academis of Zurich and Arnhem, and was also trained at the Werkplaats Typografie. Batia Suter produces monumental prints of digitally manipulated images for specific locations, and works on photo-animations, image sequences and collages, often using found pictures. In 2007, she published Parallel Encyclopedia (Roma), followed by Parallel Encyclopedia #2 in 2016 (Roma), containing a large composition of images taken from books she has collected along the years? Surfaces Series (Roma) published in 2011, is an evocative montage of found images exploring the diverse resonances of geological landscape and visual surface. The underlying themes of Batia Suter's practice are the iconofication and immunogenicity of images, and the circumstances by which they become charged with new associative values. Her work intuitively situates old images in new contexts top rovoke surprising reactions and significative possibilities. By this method, and with an attuned sensitivity to hidden harmonies and expressive accidents, Suter thus generates hypnagogic spaces where pictures can communicate by their own logic, in a force field of imaginative metamorphosis.